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APPREHENSION OF THE REV. J. MORE, A.M., BY THE BISHOP OF EXETER. The following appeared as an advertisement in the Times of Saturday :—■ TO THE MINISTERS AND FRIENDS OF THE GOSPEL IN LONDON OF ALL DENOMINATIONS. "REV. AND DEAR SIRS,-I have just received the following letter, from which it will be seen the Rev. James Shore, A.M., was apprehended in Spafields chapel, immediately after preach" ing there, this evening — London, March 9, 1849. 'MY DEAR Siit,I am just apprehended in your chapel; after preaching, and I write you a line before I enter mycell in the prison at St. Thomas's, Exeter. 'I am-at-last to be incarcerated: for contempt of court, they say for non-payment of the Bishop's costs, but really and virtually for preaching the Gospel out of the Establishment. Indeed, I have not the means of paying the costs and, even if I were able to do so, I should still be under contempt of court for preaching the Gospel, and, therefore, may still be kept in prison. I am happy, however, in the hope and expectation that my imprisonment may tend to open the eyes of my countrymen as to what they may expect, should unfortunately a certain party now struggling for supremacy, ever obtain the ascend- ancy in this country. I am sure it is quite time that the civil sword should be entirely wrested from the grasp of all ecclesiastics. To my mind, the only'sword that ministers of the Gospel are justified in using-is the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Believe me, my dear sir, very sincerely yours, JAMES 'SIIOKE.' The Rev. T. E. Thoresby.* "In consequence of this step by the Bishop of Exeter, you are hereby respectfully and earnestly requested to attend a provision d meeting, to be held at Exeter.hall, on Monday morningnext,"at eleven o'clock precisely, to confer as to the best means of altering the law under whose power the Rev. James Shore. A.M., has been committed, and of effecting his immediate liberation. Rev. and dear sirs, yours faithfully, "London, March 9." "THOMAS E. THORESBY." On Monday the meeting was held, all, the Patriot, although no other notice of the meeting was given, the lower hall-was crowded for some time before the hour appointed and there appeared no reason-to doubt that, had more ex, tensive publicity been given, the larger hall would have been completely filled. .There were on the platform, the Rev. Drs. Leifchild, Camp- bell, Iteell, Pile Smith, and Ferguson; the Rev. Messrs. Burnet, Binney, Bergne, Brock, Stratten, Forster, Hinton, o. 11 a Craig (Clergyman of the Church of England), Thoresby, Bean, Hersehell, Ashton, Boaz, A. L. Gordon, D. Thomas, R. Eckott, Ainslie, Adoy, Scales (of Leeds), J. W. Richard- son, Woodwark, Leask, Wilkins, S. Green; 4psley Pellatt, Esq., Lieutenant Blackburne, &c., &e. The Rev. R. Ainslie moved, that the Rev. Mr. Craig, a clergyman of the Church of England, take the chair. Mr. Thcresby, at the call of the chair, recited briefly the facts of the case. He stated that it would be necessary to appoint a .treasurer, as Sir Culling Eardley had sent him £ 20, and the Hon. Mrs. Thompson, of Poundsford Park (Mr. Baptist The Hev., Thmas "Binney ■ moved the first resolution, which was one of sympathy for Mr. Shore. The CHAIRMAN invited any Churchman present to second the resolution. Lieutenant Biackmore, R.N., responded to the invita- tion by seconding the resolution, ptit from the chair, and carried unanimously with loud applause. The Rev. James Striitt-eii moved the second resolution, denouncing the ecclesiastical law under which a clergyman of the Church of England eouid be prosecuted and ".ulti- mately imprisoned for exercising- his liberty to leave that Church and preach the Gospel in a Dissenting meeting- house. Joseph Dawson, Esq. seconded the motion. The Rev. J. H. Hinton, M.A., threw himself on the canv- dour of the meeting while he expressed his opinion that the motion was not perfectly applicable to the case. The at- ;tachment was an attachment for the costs of the appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and had no connexion whatever with the proceedings in the Court of Arches. Therefore Mr. Shore was attached for costs in- curred voluntarily by his own appeal. (Hear.) The ques- tion was, whether the meeting would go for the principle of getting rid of the power of attachment for costs incurred ih legal processes. (No, no.) Mr. Binney thought the point raised by Mr. Hinton was one that ought to be coolly looked at. (Tumult.) Mr. Wickens, a solicitor present, explained that Mr. Shore would, if freed on payment of these costs, be liable next day to attachment for the costs in the Court of Arches. With the latter costs Mr. Barnes had nothing to do, .the proctors being the parties to be treated with as to them. The Rev. John Burnet was sorry so much time had been wasted upon legal technicalities. He could not agree with Mr. Binney, that Dissenters went into courts voluntarily the Church-rates drove them there. (Hear.) The Chairman called Mr. Burnet to order. Mr. Burnet thought lie could prove he was in order. His object was to show Z, that Mr. Shore, as well as the Church- rate recusants, was driven by an ecclesiastical usage, in self- defence, into the course he had taken. By this means, too, we had the advantage of knowingwhat really was the law of the case. The resolution was put and carried unanimously. A committee was appointed of twenty-four gentlemen, of different denominations, with power to add to their number after which the meeting separated..

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